Accession Number : AD0732228
Title : Obtaining a Grammar from a Less Formal Language Description.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK N J DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Paull,Marvin C.
Report Date : JUN 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : In formulating the syntax of a programming language, one usually thinks in terms of a set of 'natural' concepts - operator precedence, infix or prefix operators, grouping, etc. It is useful to finally present the syntax of the language as a formal grammar which unabiguously defines the languages and its essential structure. It is then necessary to transform the more 'natural' descriptive concepts into elements in the structure of a grammar. The transformation of the ordinary precedence concepts into grammatical structure is considered on the report. (Author)
Descriptors : (*CONTEXT FREE GRAMMARS, SET THEORY), (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS), SYNTAX
Subject Categories : Linguistics
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE